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One of my friends plays inquisitor and it looks and sounds like a ton of fun, but theres one thing I don't really get, how do you make characters without point values, can you just give your characters anything you want to? Sorry of this is a stupid question but I just have to know 'cause I'm seriously considering playing.
"We are the Ultramarines," called Uriel. "And no foe can stand against us while we keep faith with the emperor." - Brother-Captain Uriel Ventris of the Ultramarines Fourth Company.
Pretty much, inquisitor is more free form and plays more for fluff than anything else. Of course one of the challanges in inquisitor is to make a character that is fun, not overpowering, has flaws, and can do stuff without being geared towards one specific thing. Anyone can create a space marine toting a bolter and power sword that goes around owning everyone; it takes something more to make the normal type of person that can adapt to some situations and not adapt to other ones.
Take my love, take my land, take me to where I cannot stand; I don't care I'm still free, you can't take the sky from me.
"The difference between gods and daemons largely depends upon where one is standing at the time."- Lorgar
Member of the Fluff Masters Clan
Darkreever has it exactly correct. INQ gives no limits on what equipment one takes or what stats one uses. But the point of playing INQ isn't to destroy all before one, but to tell an interesting story and - as I always say - if a brilliant marksman with a BS of 90+ hits an enemy in the head, well that's not terribly surprising. But if a weedy clerk with a BS of 30 gets that flukey Place Hit and takes down the big-time Inquisitor... that's when the cheers begin!
Remember that INQ is the Battle for the Emperor's Soul - it's about hearts and minds, about shady deals and plots that skirt the very doorstep of heresy. The battlefield is a dark and secret one. And power armour doesn't solve everything. There are many cases of players thinking that their demigod PC would reap all before him only to discover that the scenario requirements make all his power useless. Like when I put the objective through a door too small for the Inquisitor to get through unless he removed all of his power armour. That was fun.
I'll never forget the guy at Games Day telling me "My inquisitor has a BS of 98 and hunts daemons!"
Woo. I almost wept.